Jaipur Literature Festival 2017: Speakers expected at JLF’s 10th anniversary

With a decade into the beautiful journey in the literary world, the Jaipur Literature Festival will be celebrating its 10th year this January. To celebrate the occasion, the festival had already announced its focus to be on ‘India at 70’.

The five-day mega gala into a world of books will be hosted in the Pink City from January 19 to 23, 2017. Ahead of their 10-year commemoration, JLF organisers have started unveiling the names of eminent authors and literary personalities attending the session, with their initiative #10speakers10weeks.

The excitement among fans has already increased as William Dalrymple, writer, historian and JLF co-director, said, “Each year at Jaipur we try to produce a programme more remarkable than the year before, but 2017’s Jaipur list is certainly the most astonishing we have ever fielded. We have gathered talent from across the globe — from Jamaica to North Korea and Tasmania to Zimbabwe — to present writers of genius as diverse as the war correspondent Dexter Filkins , the economist Ha Joon Chang and the Italian aesthete, Sanskritist and polymath Roberto Calasso.” Read more